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increasing the bus route, what a great opportunity for us to put some paraprofessionals on so that the parents can say, "oh, yes, i know this paraprofessional." there is someone that they know and recognize every day on the bus. that is for the next transportation discussion. commissioner: commissioner norton -- commissioner yee: i want us to explore what it would cost. it is hard to ask them to do more buses, but would it make any sense for us to purchase extra time for two hours, and how much would that cost? if you compare that to the average cost of the school bus, we'd be saving money? if we could do an analysis, that would help me. commissioner: i just want to say this. the issue of the frequency of bus lines around school start times, we have three or four new directors, in what i think is that the timeline is too short. planning for the budget crisis, whenever, and their high level discussions about long-term planning. i would tell you that this would be framed in the context of transit first. if you want people to choose their schools, taking kids to school by car and
'keefe, could you tell us how many people currently get one of their choices in the middle school process? the interim process we are proposing is likely to have the same kinds of results we have today. >> historically, for the last eight years, 90% of middle school students get one of their choices. >> i am the executive director of parents for public schools. i talked to almost 1000 parents. most were parents the district has the hardest time reaching. we heard the same things then as we heard this last month. parents are clamoring for quality schools. second, parents want to make informed choices, whether it is choosing their school or lending their voice to a conversation about student assignments. since the message is the same to us, we want to repeat the message we gave to you in the spring. we want the district to start to give the discussion about quality schools the same visibility, urgency, and consistent attention as we have been giving student assignment. we call on the board and district to engage the community around a plan for creating quality schools. we are still too -- w
is possible and have a means to keep us accountable to what we are promising the community. in terms of the parent empowerment, we definitely want alignment to the plan we have been working on. i really wonder how we can do a lot more parent visits. obviously, i would love our staff to do this as well. if we are empowering parents and community based organizations, but they can help us reach out. there are parents who are not protected to anything -- no organization or a school. the only way we can reach out to them is by knocking on their doors. i think that is the feedback i had. my other question -- are the working with all the schools in the superintendent zone? is that what was meant by the community's schools approach? >> it was helpful in having their technical assistance as we engage the communities around the sig. new day off helps us think about the community's schools approach. we have continued to attend their functions and to get one on one support making sure we approach that. >> last night, we attended a meeting and committed to knocking on doors. we also committed to
their technical assistance as we engage the communities around the sig. new day off helps us think about the community's schools approach. we have continued to attend their functions and to get one on one support making sure we approach that. >> last night, we attended a meeting and committed to knocking on doors. we also committed to having epc come out to the bayview zone to help. a lot of the things you are saying we did not mention in detail. president kim: the board is just hungry for all this information. we want more and more. [applause] -- [laughter] i think that is it for now in terms of questions. thank you so much for the presentation. are there more questions and comments from staff? >> i just wanted to clarify -- are the superintendent zones schools mainly in mission and bayview, or does it struck out two different districts? >> they are mainly in the bayview and mission, but we have two schools that are not -- john muir and paul revere. commissioner yee: could i follow up on my question about the cross pollination? >> we absolutely decided to do that back in june. we have n
have ramifications. there are some ways that will help us to define our extended learning model as well as developing summer bridge academies for our kindergarten students, as well as readiness for grade 5 making transition to 6 and great 8 making transition to nine. >> are overarching goal is that all of our students meet their academic targets. >> in order to do all of this work -- how? what are the means? we have already launched dedicated superintendent zone at teams by reorganizing centrally to be more in schools directly. we are working carefully with school principals and communities to assure given their priorities that there are budgets and resources available to them -- personnel, money, and time aligned to those priorities. we expect that our school improvement grant application will result in the $45 million and have often recommended, which will help directly support 10 of our 15 schools in the zone. we continue to be aggressive about pursuing external grant funding. we have already been successful with a couple of significant grants with the support of the alliance
-- use an allocation method as outlined in the policy that was approved by the board in march. this would be a temporary process. commissioner wynns: i am guessing that a lot of you are here to comment on the feeder pattern proposal. first, the substitute motion incorporates this new proposal. it is substantially different because it incorporates a phase in of middle school teacher patterns. second, i want -- middle school feeder patterns. we are not proposing that we will begin at comment on the feeder patterns. that is not what we would begin to do. our idea is that the proposed patterns will be entirely gone, and the principles we have outlined here are what we want to talk about, both how we achieve the goals -- the board's commitment has to do with the desire to support the school community and those continuing into the middle school year. would you like to comment on that? >> absolutely. what we want to do is step back and focus now on the school improvement initiatives for middle schools. once that work has been done and we understand what we are doing and what is happening with gr
of this project. first of all, it's supportive -- not -- it's a passive recreational use on the embarcadero and i think everyone i know of who lives on the east side of the city wants more recreation on the embarcadero. it would have a calming effect. it's a sport where people of all ages can participate. it's not difficult to learn how to play bocce ball. you can be 4 years old or 90 years old. it would a -- have a calming effect on the area. we envision office tournaments, families playing together, neighbors playing together. visitors even playing together. currently just in herman plaza in the median strip located between the two embarcadero roadways are very busy and management has received complaints from farmers market patrons and building tenants about the noise of the skate boarders and the so-called music. i have encountered this first hand so -- i see my time is up but i would definitely support and my neighborhood network supports the bocce ball courts. thank you. >> -- supervisor maxwell: any further public comment on this item? seeing none, then public comment is closed. planning de
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